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by pjholl
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: FS2002
Topic: MULTIPLAYER
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

I now use UGT (Ultimate Global tours) ....search it on FSHost. 2,700 Hops globaly, but we have the occational free flying weekend.
by pjholl
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: PMDG 737/747 Autoland help, where is ILS freq. knob??
Replies: 1
Views: 606

I believe the 737 ILS (NAV1) is found on the pedestal (Shift+8), the 747 does not have one, it must be done through the FMC...needs correct setup.
by pjholl
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey guys,will these computer specs run FSX with no problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 5010

I agree, look on youtube. There are videos of people on there running 8800GTX in SLi on 680i motherboards and not getting higher than 25 fps. A single 8800GTX gives about 10fps..........OMG 8O
by pjholl
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey guys,will these computer specs run FSX with no problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 5010

I 100% agree with Bromster. I too have a 6600GT, 1Gb RAM (2x512 PC2700), Asus A7N8X-X Mobo, AMD Athlon 3000+. I can run ANY game Ive thrown at it (FS2004, UT2004, TOCA 2-3, Colin MCrae 05...etc) on FULL setting at 1280x1024x32 with frame rates about 30 or even 50. I have tried a copy of FSX and my c...
by pjholl
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Fraps..the best, easiest????
Replies: 35
Views: 3505

I tried to use gamecam but it just would not install on my comp no matter what i tried. I personally use FRAPS 2.8. I use 1280x1024 ..18fps...half size. FRAPS does record ridiculous size movies (i.e 2 mins can exceed 1.5Gb). On the settings that I use, a 30-45 sec clip usually exceeds no more than 7...
by pjholl
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: Upgrading My Computer to be Vista and DX10 ready...
Replies: 61
Views: 12378

All I am going to say is....

DO NOT GET AN AMD!...their old CPU's were great (I have one) but the new CORE 2 DUO E6700 *beep* all over the FX-62 and its cheaper.

Check out this....http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/cpu/chart ... &chart=174

pj
by pjholl
Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Taxiing with one engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

I heard that some 747 carriers shut down both outboard engines after landing, and I know that DC-10's and MD-11's shut down their centre engine (no:2) after landing.

pj
by pjholl
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Landing tips...
Replies: 42
Views: 5007

I could'nt have put it better myself. Some very good points. I have to agree with TJ33 alot, while playing online I see alot of inexperienced people approach an airport at 6,000ft then attempt to capture the localiser just 2 miles out almost directly over the airport. Make sure you activate vectors ...
by pjholl
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Landing tips...
Replies: 42
Views: 5007

Yea definately. Although you CAN push the APR button as soon as your at ~3,000, like king, i tend to wait until the localiser becomes active. By the time your plane starts its turn onto finals you should be at around 180-200kts (depending on aircraft), then gear down.....followed by glide slope capt...
by pjholl
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Landing tips...
Replies: 42
Views: 5007

Check your NAV/GPS is switched to NAV and also keep your speed at <180kts! Sounds like a NAV/GPS prob to me.

pj
by pjholl
Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: AI Traffic Discussions
Topic: DC3 ai
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

DC3 ai

After many years of playing fs2004, only today did I see my first DC3 ai aircraft. Does anyone else know of other areas where the DC3 flies as AI?
by pjholl
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Flight Sim X Newbee
Replies: 16
Views: 3707

Im glad i came back to this topic, rd has worked his magic again. Although I was very much looking forward to a new x-mas present in the form of a new £1,000 computer, I may take your advice and stick with FS9 for a few more months. I can run it on full graphics at 1280x1024 at 20fps minimum anyway....
by pjholl
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Will my specs work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

I agree, my dad has a Dell dimension 3000 and the 3D mark 03 score was 152...for perspective, mines 8,024!

It will be ok providing you get a new G card!

pj
by pjholl
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Flight Sim X Newbee
Replies: 16
Views: 3707

Ive heard reports from some people, that even running dual processors, with 512Mb cards and 2Gb of RAM are still getting low frame rates on FSX. If true this may be due to a crappy motherboard or none matching FSB's. If you do upgrade make sure your system is clean and healthy before you install. I ...
by pjholl
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: FS2002
Topic: MULTIPLAYER
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Try fsimcafe on 67.18.56.106, its one of the best (used to be), but tends to be rather quiet now.....it should pick up soon.

pj
by pjholl
Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Do it yourself: ILS landing in FS02/FS04
Replies: 8
Views: 14592

Alternatively, try this! (I think it works) :? This will work in almost any aircraft in FS2004 that has an autopilot, the only differences will be the takeoff and laning speeds, cruising alt and VS. In this example we will fly from KSEA (Seattle) to CYVR (vancouver) in a 737. The cruise altitude we ...
by pjholl
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: What kind of approaches do airliners fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

To slow down enough make sure you start your decent at about 100nm from your destination. Try to decend 10,000ft for every 33nm from your dest. This should put you at about the following: 100nm = 30,000ft 66nm = 20,000ft 33nm = 10,000ft 0 = Dest! Obviously you should take the height of the runway in...
by pjholl
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: ILS: No Glideslope Control
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

More ideas!

Check your speed, if your too fast (or slow) the AP wont be able to matintain the GS. Approach finals at about 170kts, then slow to about 145kts when intercepting the GS (if it works).

pj
by pjholl
Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: ILS: No Glideslope Control
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

I dont mean to sound patronising, but are you sure the NAV/GPS switch is set to NAV? Also just double check the NAV1 freq!

pj
by pjholl
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: FSX FPS Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

you should have tried the demo before, then you wounlnt have wasted your money!

pj
by pjholl
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: VOR: IFR or VFR???
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

I'm no pilot but i think i can answer your questions.

1: I would presume it's IFR, given that you require your instruments to locate a VOR.

2: Airline pilots never fly VFR, only IFR. VFR is left for handgliding, microlights and light aircraft.

pj
by pjholl
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Localiser Range n Height??
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Firstly please use normal english, this isnt a text message service! OK...The idea is to capture the localiser normally at about 2,500ft to 3,000ft (press APP on the auto pilot) when you see the localiser needle (pink) start moving. This will be at different locations depending on the aircraft you a...
by pjholl
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Changing FSX eyepoint in panel.cfg
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Actually I meant!.....SHIFT + Return OR SHIFT + BACKSPACE

pj
by pjholl
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: FS2002
Topic: altitude not holding
Replies: 19
Views: 13400

Apart from the fact that your going WAY too fast for 3,000ft, im lost. I really cannot see whats wrong.
Double check your trim manually, hold down the no: 1 button on the keypad and see if your plane climbs.

pj
by pjholl
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Changing FSX eyepoint in panel.cfg
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Just use SHIFT + or SHIFT - (I think its shift, could be Ctrl)
by pjholl
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: FS2002
Topic: altitude not holding
Replies: 19
Views: 13400

Not enough resolution to see what you were doing. What speed are you doing at take off? Are you retracting your gear and flaps at the correct speeds? Test your trim using numpad 1 & 7 (without num lock on) before you put on AP to see what happens. Calibrate your joystick before you take off. And fin...
by pjholl
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: GPS and FMC
Replies: 21
Views: 2607

Check your speed, if your too slow and you engage AP, you may stall, set your IAS to 250kts, and odnt forget to engage auto throttle. CATIII (category III) is a system that most large airports have, and allows the pilot to let the aircraft land itself in bad conditions. Smaller airports will have CA...
by pjholl
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: GPS and FMC
Replies: 21
Views: 2607

In reply to your question r.e AP engagement makes plane go nose up etc... you'll probably find you mistook the V/S for the ALT. Ive done that before, more than once...the aircraft tries to climb at whatever you think you have set your alt to....usually something funny like..15,000fpm to a cruising a...
by pjholl
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Keyboard & now Runway steering problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3139

I agree with rd, with my Saitek Evo, the only time i need to touch the keyboard is when im finished flying.....I can control almost everything from the stick....gear, flaps, spoilers, kneeboard, gps, lights, etc awesome.... Im aware that poeple have financial issues, but I really find it hard to bel...
by pjholl
Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Touchdown smoke.
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

I'm confused. The only thing I can think of is....if your twin otter has more than one model, it may have more than one .cfg, so delete the line from both....

otherwise...im stumped

pj